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Beats loir on the ear, Lite the pulse of the night When the sky and the ware, Wear their loveliest hue, v When the dewson the flower, And the star on the dew. Corns in beautiful dreams, love, Oh, come und '!! stray Where the whole Tear is crowned Withtthe blossoms of May Where each sound is M tweet As the coo of the dure. And the-galeit are as suit As the breathings of lore; Where the winds kiss the wares- And the wares kiss the beach, And our warm lips may catch The sweet lessons they teach. Come in beautiful drcam, lore, Ob, come and we'll fly,. Like two winded piriu Of love through the sky; With hand clasd in hand, On dreams we'll go, Where the starlight and moonlight i Are blending their plow; And on bright clouds we'll linger Through long dreary hours, ' 'Till love's angel envy That heaven of ours. Yes, I'll Come in Bright Dreams. Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, love, I will come to thee oft "When the light wing of sleep On thy bosom lies soft." When wearied with care, lore, Thou seekest rcpoe, And with thoughts of the dear one Thy fond bosom glows. , When the tear-dropH nf nature Beam light on the Mower, Reflecting the sky-gems, I'll coino to thy bower. Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, lore, I'll come and we'll stray, Mid the beauties of dream-land. "; " "' And 'twill ercr seera-Maf. . M For the touo4 of thy voice f K Istbe 'cooof the dove," '.if ' " And no gale can be soft " , As thy whisper of lore; ' ' ' Be thy lips tho billows, And mine, lore, the beach, And how often we'll con "The sweet lessons they teaoh " Yes, I'll come in bright dreams, love, And oh, if it bo Thst Lira's nit a. nRKAM. I'll dream lore with thee; Yes, dream 'ncath tho heaven Of thy dark-beaming eye, Nor e'er from its starlight, My spirit would fly. Then I'll come in bright dreams, lore, And bright will it be, It cinnot know sorrow If spent, love, with thee. LINDORA. From the Yankee Notion. THIRTY-NINE DOLLAR MARE. or veers ago. ' state of Maine, I chanced to linult at air-out-of the-way tsvern in lho.se parts m Ihe bar-room of which, during theevening, I heard the sub stance of the following story related. It may divtit a portion of your readers, and so I write it out for you. Speaking of horses remarked the leading talker of the evening speaking of horses re ' minds me of a mare I knew a long time ago, ' when "three ra unite nafs" weie'nt so plenty as we hear about now a days. . There war a blacksmilh in the town where then lived, who was rvery fair judge of a horse and who generally owned a "rusher" for those tin e though almost his entire fortune was ordinarily invested in his "crab." He sold his old mare one day, and kept liis eye open foran other beast, when the right kind of an animal might fall in his way It chanced soon afterwards, that there came to the door of his lilile shop, one dav, a gray mare a long lnn-bod le i wench the owner orwhitb desired to have her shod. The black ' smith looked in her mouth, (as horsemen sometimes will,) and then he tried her dock. He stood in Iront of her, and then beside her and then examined ber feet and then, wentto work to shoe ! t r. "How old i-sl-.e?" he asked quietly, as he .proceeded to para and trim her hoofs. "Nine years come spring," naid the ovtjner. The blacksmith looked in her mouth again, and asid : "Yes you can warrant that." "Warrant t well, she's a good least any- how," responded the owner. "Is she sound t" "As a'fresh bick'ry nut." "Kind I" "As a cosset sheep.? "Maybe )Ou'd sell' fcer f" continued the blacksmilh, slowly, as ho finished her last fool. "Yes," replied the owner, banding the blacksmith a dollar for his job. "Yes, I'll sell her." "How much money cash down I" ; " "Forty-five dollars." '' "Five and forty. She must be a good'urf men." "She i a good one." "Pay forty, stringer, and I'll ventur to take htr." ! The bargain w closed, the stranger walked away wiih hirold saddle on his arm, and the "gray mare walked into the blacksmith's little hed stable," It was a heap of money for him to put into a single horse, but he thought she had good points in her making-up, notwilh ' etanding the fact that ake had'nt been over fed of late, or to carefully groomed. A little care and grooming veryaoon devel oped bar more satisfactorily, and the purchaser cnnncing 10 ue a uuzen nines irom pome one night, "hurried no her cake'' on his wav back , , and led a. noted three minute pelter straight . inioiown, use open anu snuti "Well done ! Well done, old thirty-nine," asid the bJaohsmitb, enthusiastically, as hean- .plied two huge straw whispi to ber reeking aides nor 1 ft her while a single hair wsi turned upon her body. Well done, old 'train! I'll tstia yon round to Walnut hill,sndtwili;see 0 Mi MmBdm Mik Ji h . BT W. O.GOULD. "Fearless and Free.'' $l,50per Annum InAdvance. NewSeries. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, O.JULY 20. 1551. Vol. 11, No. 1. I And he did take her there once, twice,! thrice fifty times; hut he said noibing, only that "the mare was a good creature to draw, and he was content wth her." At the tndoffouror five months the old man took n leather poueh, shut up shop, and rode his gray mare in Boston hailing at the old! Eastern Stage House, ill Ann street. Here he, remained quietly for three or four days, sesree-1 ly showing himself, aod never s, en King ol Ins mare. One evening be overheard some of the "bovs" in the bar-room "talking horse," and he lis tened earnestly. "Go," laid one of then, "I rather think he can in to fifty sure !" "Ha hi!" roared the rest, (for three-minute horses, even, were not very plenty at that pe riod.) "I'd 'ike to match him .icainst some ttiinir Ithnt can trot, Your wrigglers ondrackersaud runners are not the thing." "Give me a square trotter and I can just leave him ! that's all." "Ken you f" asked a voice near by, modestly- The comrny turned about, and saw an un shorn rough-visaged man aitting in his shirt sleeves, to whom the young buck did lint reply at all. Utir blacksmith (Tor it was he contin ued to smoke his pipe. The boys put their beads together for a lark and the foremost asked : "Perhaps you've got a horse that you would like to exercise a little?" "Yas," responded the rude-dressed stran ger, "I don't mind a little exercise for the old mare but you don't bate nothing on it, I take it." "Why, yes; just lor the name of the thing, we'll go five hundred or so." "Five hundred what?" exclaimed the green 'un jumping fro-n his chair and smashing his pipe at the same moment. "Five hundred dollars to besure." "O, giteoutl You're jokiu." "Nowe can't trot Mm short of that: it wouldn't pay." "Wnl, now look here, nabur, I'll tell ynu what I'll do I'll trot boss asjin boss y-.uru agin mine in harness." "No, sir, that won't do." "But, live hundred! Come, say fifty; that's enough, reilly." But, thue was no other chance, and the blacksmith placed his money at last in the landlord's hands, which the sharpers instantly covered. "Do you know him?" they asked, as the old ft How ro'ed off. "No," siys the host; "he has just come in from Salem, he says." The preliminaries were quickly arranged, and t lie afternoon but one following was agreed upon for tho trot over the I'pper Mill Dam road. Everybody ha I heard nf the queer bet before tha next evening, and the road I waj fined with pedestrians and carriages. and the horse they had named was the crack of the time; so they cared nothing about what was to trot ogainst him, and asked no ques tions. ' " The day was clear and cool, and the black smith had been upon tha ground full two hours. Hi; gray mare stood at the road-side in a wretched harness and worse gig, (though the latter was light and strong) and several times, s the company gathered, she had been moved and buffeted for being iu the way of gentlemen. She bore the persecution meek ly, however, and the blacksmith in his shirt sleeves said nothing. "Where's your horse, old fellow?" asked the confident jockey, who waa to drive his competitor. "She'll be here in time, now. Don't go to givin' yourself any trouhie about her, cause you'll hev your hands full, I'm thinkin, by-and-bye. Wot'd yer give fer that ere skillet you've got on your yead?" "That's my ri! ing cap, Sswney." "Ediackly. And thern silk fixens ar'n't them rnti-er costly?" "Where's your horse? Time's up." ."Get out of the way, there, with that old crowhait, shouted one of tho fust boys, hauliue un at tli s moment, and teekuiv' to get the place then occupied by tho black smith'a team. But, there stood the mare, with her head rlrnonine almost to her feet, seemingly much jaded and wo-betone, when the blacksmith hopped into the gig, lookec at ins waicn, aim said "'re we are, then, mister." "But where' the nurse that you arc going to trot?" 'Here she is." "Well, 1 don't trot with no such skeletoi as that, mind you," said h'n opponent, "not by a long chalk.' And a furious roar of i.ie.timent went up from the crowd. The blacksmith infisled, however. He'd trot his mure, or claim ll;e money, sartin . And the animals were called lo the start mile beats, from the croising, two best in three. At the word, away they went, the horse fairly lcndhiK the way. The mare ki-pt he hind un to the half mile post, fell off on the third quarter, and the horse came into the post, a apleudid winner, in C:42 the mare bnrnly suvmg her distance, coining nome at a half gal op and hall trot, amid the )'ci: of the crowd. The blacxsmith had a "friend" in the con gregation, who had a "pile of the ready." To be sure, mo one knew thr, and Ire was evidently a rich man. He took all the side bets he could muster, at big odds against the msre. She blowed badly at the stand, and the blacksmith looneu nsg- gard and earnest. The crowd roared apm, at the second start, but the roar was brief tins time. "Now go, thirty-nine!" screams the black smith, ax they went away on this heat. And she did go. Instantly taking tho pole, stretched right along, passed the half-mile mark, finished the third quarter without a miss-step, and came home five lengti s ahead tn 2.-10. . ' Money beean to chance hands stain! But the horse came np for ihe third beat, and at the word, "now go, thirty-nine," the mare inede an an awful imp between herself and her compet'tor! The mare led Ihe way aye,, every foot on it Irom the start, and distancing her rival, passed the winning post, well in hand, clear down in the "fhir- Lties." She was a good "un, added our nar rator, . "And what became of this beast?" we in quired.'1 " Y. "Oh,1 he aold bar for a thousand dollars be fore he left Bolton. ' 8be waa taken-South, but died soon afterward, i She cost him, with her new set of sboea, valued at one dot- lar, forty dollars.: He called tier 'i'tinty nine. , . ' ffTWhy ia a min with a bad memory, eor etouaT Becaui he isar jptiiiijr. Talleyrand and Arnold. 1 There was a dny when Talleyrand arrived in Havre, hot foot from Paris. It was th darkest hour of the French revolution. Pur sued bv the bloodhounds nf this reign of ter ror, stripped of every wreck of property and power, Talleyrand secured a passage to Ameri ca in a ship about to sail. He was a beggar ami a wanderer to a strange land, to earn his daily bread by his daily labor. "Is there nu American staying at your house?" he asked the landlord of the hotel. "I am bound to cross the w.ter, and woult like a letter to a person of influence iu the New World." The landlord hesitated a moment, and then replied: "There is a genlemen up stain, sir,, either from America or England, but wheth er an American or Englishman, I cannot tell." lie pointed the way, and Talleyrand who in his lifo was bishop, prince and prime minis terascended the stair. A miserable suppli cant, he stood before the stranger's .door, knocked anil entered. In the far corner of a dimly lighted room, sat a man of some fifty vears, his arms folded and bis head on his breast. From a window direetly opposite, a flood of light poured out upon his forehead. His eyes looked from be neath the downrast brows, and gazed upon Talleyrard's with a peculiar and searching expression. His face was striking m outline his mouth and chin indicative of an .iron will. His form vigorous, even in the snows of fifty, clad iu dark, but rich anddistinguish e.l costume. Talleyrand advanced, stated that he was a fugitive and under the impression that the gen tleman before him was an American, solicited his kind and feeling offices. Iie poured out his history in eloquentFrench and broken Engfisti: "I am a wanderer an exile. I am forced to fly to the New World, without a friend or home. Y ai'e nu American. Give me, then, 1 beseech you, a letter of yours so that I m:iy Lie able to earn my breid. I am willing to toil in any manner the scenes of Paris have so seized me with horror, that a life of labor would be a parml se to a career of luxury in France. You will give me a letter to your friends? A gentleman like you has duubtie.is .. r i ,, ninny mentis. The strange gent;-!njin arose!.. "With a look that Talleyrand'iiever forgo!, he re treated towards the doiftol the next chamSer his eyes looked still from his darkened brow. , He spoke as he retreated backward his voice -was full of meaning: , "I am tha only man' horn in the New World, who can raise his hand to God and say I have not a friend not one in Ameri ca!" Talleyrand never forgot the overwhelming sadneaiurf-UiclaKilc wjih oooyjnflie4tl,) words. , "Who are you?" he cried, as thu strange man retreated into the next loom. "Your name1?" "My nnme," be replied, with a smile that had mora of mockery than joy in its convul sive expression "my name is Benedict Ar nold!" Fie wasgone. Talleyrand sunk into achair, gasping the words "Aasoi.n, tiih Traitor!' Thus, you see, he wandered over the earth, another Cain, with the wanderer's mark upon his brotv. Happiness. who was employed in the fam ily of one of our distinguished men, s id to him with a ;igh ; "Only ihink your excellency, how little money would make me happy." "How little madame ?" s.iul the old eentle- man. "Oh ! dear sir, or.o hundred dollars would make tna perfectly happy." "If that is all, von sha'l have it," and he immediately nave it to her. She looked at it with jov and thankfullness and before the old gentleman was out of hearing exclaimed, "i wish 1 bad said two hundred !" IT" We cannot help thinking how much easier an editor's life might be made if his gen erous patrons could only hear his "l etter l.nlf" scraping the bottom of the flour barrel! A man wiio can write editorials with such music sounding in his ears can eawily walk the tele graphic wires and turn 6uuiuiersets in the blanches of a thorn bush." HT"Why Sarah," remarked a schoolmaster to a young girl, who had failed to given satis factory answer lo a question in 'arithmetic. "when I w.is of your age, I could answer any question in arithmetic that was asked me." "If you please, sir, I can give you a question I don't think you can answer." "What is it; Sarah ?" "Why sir, suppose one amde caus ed the ruin of the whole human race.howjmany suon apples would it take to make a barrel of cider ?" Schoolmaslr-r fainted. "O, Doctor !" said an elderly lady, recently, io Dr. i: -,ttie celebrated boiasetter, in desciihing the effect of a diseased ime, "I can neither lay nor set," "In that case." he replied, "I should recommeud the propriety of loosing." tj"'Why don't you get married?" said a latiy rieml the other day, to a bachelor ac quaintance. "I have been trying for the last ten years to find some one who would be silly enough to nave me," was the reply. "i guess you navn t oeen up our way," was the luntiiuating rejoinder. BTSoino fellow has inventel a new article of lip salve lor ladies. He says it will keep the lips from chapping, and ,the chaps from lipping. That latter quality is sure to ruin uie suie oi ins arucie in tins meridian. J3"A person having the misfortune to admit aajs lodger in his house, an individual of bsd reputation nameq Bell, turned him out the other day with the ro. nark, "that he would never keep a bell in' his house that" wanted IT"Otit West," and in California, news paper publishers have added new feature tri their records; for, besides "Marrsigea and weainv. uirorces" ere made. regular men tion of. : : ' tTThere is only one paper in Egy'pt,a small m inlhly sheet at four dollsrs a year.. . It is de. vote mainly to the powers that he, npd ev ery one in the employment ofPapha ia oblig ed losabsctibe. . , . ' , : . rrrA Mavnr nut west rfr.irmin.,MAiiiitiobnny half the dogs In this city, and tan their hides," ,iih n.. h.ri, nf th. h.r kmr .. ju.- i JTA hoayitsl for tte cure ''of ssoodesi lets 1 has bean opened iu Buffalo. ' Getting Ahead of a Monarch. A friend of ours from across the waters, re lated tousthe following anecdote as at act ual occurrence in oriental climes. It possess es a depth of thought and freshness of wit too good to be lost: A priest, learned in the lore of ancient and modern literature, had opened rooms for pub lic instruction, and shied himself upon his door "Professor of Universal Knowledge." The kirg in passing one day, ohservid the notice, and walking in, mnuired what he meant by universal knowledge. The priest answered, of course, it jwas 'u knowledge of Ml thing possible. This answer not exactly suiting the King, he resolved to test the capa bilities Of the professor. "If," said he, "you profess universal knowl edge, then you will bo aide to answer three questions which I shall propose to you. They are as follows, and you must he able to an swer them by to-moirow hy this time, or your head shall be s'ruck from your shoulders. First.tell me how many baskets of earth there are injyonder mountain. Secondly, inform me how much the kin? is worth. Thirdly, tell me, exactly, of what the king is thinking at the time..' This tya a different turn of niTnirs from what the professor expected, and he wassore ly perplffeed. He went at once to hisstudy, resolved.to do his utmost to comply with such an -inhenrd of, mid to him unreasonable re quest. ?'ol(s weie snatched from his shelves; manuscripts were examined: calculations made, and oil his available means put in re quisition to solve these questioiu, on wnich Depended his life. So lew hours to accomplish so much death the price of failure together with a desire to establish his reputation, all wrought upon hit mental and physical frame to such degree that he was soon in a fever or excitement. He had olmot buried himself in Ins boo';.-), scrnps of paper with figures and signs covered the table, and lay scattered on the floor; ycl the result was una'tnined. S'.ill more intC'ise. grew ti.e excitement as he thought, figured and read, vliile the perspira tion stood in lnn,'ft drops upon his lorehead,und rolled dow n his face. He was verging to wards desp iir; his whole system trembled with nervous agitation, whft;i his servant enteritis Lthe room; and, alarmed a the wi'd nud exci ted look of Ins master, eagerly inquired the cause. Hurriedly he related what had h.ip nened: the strange uticstions: the fearful urn-, fait) Instead, howsver, of partaking of his master's emotion, the servant very cooly re plied! .J ' : "Is thnjt all the trouble t Leave t'.ie mailer to me 1'1 answer for you." After sijne conversation, it was proposed bythe servant lo adopt his master's habit. and m'-'t the king at the appointed hour. The offer waweadily acceded to hytlic prnst,who to speak the truth, thought more of his own head than lis sevnDt'H liwt at that moment. TJisgaiserfrjit TRe professor) (hevscrvant met the king and told inm be was reaty to answer his questions. "Tell me then," said the king, ',how many baskets of earth are there in yonder moun tain." ' i "That depends, your maiesty.upon circum stances." "Whatcireumftances V "The size of the baskets. If one is as larga as the mountain, one will contain it. If half as large, two; if one-fourth, four, etc. The king was so much amused at the reply that he expressed himself satisfied, and pro ceeded to the second question. "Tell me how much the king is worth ?" "Well, your majesty, Jesus Chirst was sold for thirty pieces of silver, and he was the king of hravi n and earth, so I conclude the kinj is werlli about one piece." To this answer the kiiig could not object, and he was- nevertheless so pleased with the wit displaye I, that he aid: "Very well, sir, but can you answer my last question, and tell me of what I am now think ing V "Most certainly, your majesty; you are now thinking that you are talk ng with the priest professor, whereas it is only his servant." It is unnecessary to add that both heads were anlcly upon their shoulders, and both received rich tokens of kmgly favor. SIZE OF THE ARK. Infidels have objected to the size of the ark, and have asserted tint it is quite absurd to suppose that ever there could be a vessel constructed large enough to holdall the crea tures which must have been phiecd in it, with sufficient food-it may be for six 'or twelve mouths water for the fishes, com for the four-footed animals, seed for the .birds, and so on. Ni w we will take the dimohsoins of the ark from the record of Moses; and1 calcu late them on the lowest possible scale There are two definitions given of a cubit; one that it is eighteen inches, or a foot and a half; tin other that it is one foot and eight inches. We will take tt only at the lowest. Moses -tates that the ark was three hundred cubit long; this would make it four hundred and fifty feet long, or about the lengbt v! at. Paul s Cathedral, London. The breadth he .tates to be fifty cubits; we then have it seventy-five feet in breadth. He states it to be thi.-iy cubits high; so that it was forty-five feet in height. In other words it was as long as St. raut's ( athedral, near y os broad and half as high. The tonnage of the ark, accord ing to the clculatioii of modern carpenters, must have been thirty two thousand torn The largest English ships, of a size altogether unimaginable to those who have never seen it, ia two thousand five hundred tons burden so that the ark must have been equal to seventeen nrst-rate ships of war, and ilarmed as such ships are, it would have contained beyond eighteen thousand men, and provision for them for eighteen months. Buffon has asserted that all four-footed ammulp may be reduced to two hundred and fifty pairs, and the birds to a stll smaller nu inner. Un calcula ting, therefore, wo shall find that the nrk would have held more than five times the necessary number of cretU'es, and more than fire times the required quantity of food to maintain them Dr. Cummings. prGeorge Smith, do you recollect the itory of Dvid an i Gotiah? Yes, su; Darid was a tavern-laeper. and uoliah was on intemperate man. ' Wiio told you that? - i ' Nobody. I read it, and it said that David fixed a sling fur Goliah, and Uoliah got slewed with it. cske, and girls made by uature; and,. the ,,Uer collection of starched phrases, formal manners, ine silk, (rest iewelfv.' and fH-Courting in the country i altogether a different institution from the city article. Jn the formtr place you get rosy lips, sweet cider, gins got up leeunam orrrm. Always take the rural district when you want to gel a food style of cat ce. "Some More of them 'ere Beans." The Yankee Made ia responsible for the following "good un:" A legislative assembly, gathered as it is from all quarters and from every profession must necessarily include all vnrietiea of char acter, some of th most amusing kind. Sev eral years since, the town of saw jit to e ect sturdy fanner, whom the love of adven ture never led out of the precincts of his na tive country, to the onerous post "of Member of the General Court." Arrived in Boston, our friend, being somewhat hungry, and de sirous of taking something substantial ''for tha stomach's sake,', found his way into one of the principal hotels just at the dinner hour. lie sa. down to dinner, and, being requested by the waiter to select from the bill of fare what dish he chose, expressed a desire for some baked beans. This was brought him, and, from the gusto iih which it was eaten evidently suited our Representative. The plate was cleared in an incredibly short space of time, and the attentive waiter was at his side. "Will tou have your plate changed ?" "Yes." The bill of fare was consulted, and the guest announcea nis aecision "I reckon I'll have a few more of them 'ere . The waiter turned away to conce.l a smile hut did . he wrw nrdnred IU k.nr . ... . - . ... 1 ' 'v on the new hedged Hepresentnlive, and by the time his tlari plate was dispatched, was by Ins s de with the old question.; "Of course," thought he, "he'll wantsome- thing else this time." "W hat dish shall I nnng yon, sir?" The Representative took un the bill of fare, and followed its various items with his finger till he came to the end, a proces which occu pied some ten minutes, "tie was apparently puzzled, but in a moment his face lighted up, and he said: "1 don't care if I take a few more beans," They were brought, and we need not say went the way of their predecessors. l ernaps, sir," said the waiter, as he took away his empty plate, "you would like some kind of padding ?We hare all kinds." "I dor't know," was the hesitating reply. "Have you any more of then 'ere beans?" "Then I guess you mav bring mea fewmore to finish up with. I don't want any pud ding ?" For every day of the season our country Rep resentative patronized his favorite dish. U hen, at length his services were dispensed with, and he returned to his constitutes, he was nski-d hTW he liked slonnini' in Boston !" "boston is a great place," he exclaimed, ith enthusiasm; "Boston is a great place fj: baked beans..?" .. I Take the Paper. There is ooi important whqb, -if-, no. more, (and Uiere are hundreds,) why every family should be supo led with at least one good, sub stantial newspaper, namely, for the sake of your children, it w your duty to educate your children, to create in them, if possible, a tast lor reading; not novels, but a style of compo sition that will teach them to think, to act, to turn over matters in thtir own minds, to reason from cause lo effect. This you cannot more easily d, than by throwing before them reading of a proper character. F.xptri encetond observation have taught me that this rs one effectual means of teaching the child to rend. The child must read well, before it can learn much else from books to odvantage. 1 ham uniformly found it the case that children of the same age have the same advantages at school, possessed ol equally large minds, and quick perceptive faculties, though deprived tt home ol proper reading matter, mller material ly in point of good reading, good taste, and consequent ability to learn rapidly. This is one of the many reasons why each kitchen, dining-room and parlor, should be amuly sud- plied with b ioks and papers. A friend of mine who had not taken a paper for a long time until within a yeflr, says ; "By taking one paper the past year I have saved in shoes and clothes for my children, sufficient to pay for five papers." It is a paying busi [Moore's Rural New Yorker. Happy Hours. Let it be your object to multiply the num bers ol virtuous happy homes. The domestic hearth is the seedplant of a noble and flour, sh- mg I'omm tnwealth. All laws having a vi cious tendency, are to he deprecated, which increase the difliculty of dillusing through every rank, the .efined and boly influences which are chenslled by the domestic affection. Heckless speculation among capitalist ilisturb- n steady and nmlorm courses of employment. and its pure counterpart, improvidence and debauchery among workmen, are the dead liest loes of the household virtues. In how small a compass are all the elements of man's truest happintss, it society were onlyconduct- ed in a relative and m derate spirit, and its menbersof every class could be restrained Irom vicious indulgence and pursuit of phantoms. A marriage contracted with thotigliifulaess and cemented by pure and faithful love, when a lixed position is gained in the world, and a small fund has .bean accumuloted hard work a id frugal means at the commencement of domestic life, to meet in time Ihe possible demands of future family a dwelling comfortably furnished, clean, bright, salubrous and sweet children all trained, and early sent shool a small col lection of good books on the shelves aome well selected engraving on the wall-a piano, it may be a violin or flute tu accompany a family consort home made hannv in the evening by cheerful tnsksand improvement. exchanged at times for the conversation of liieiid and neighbor of kindred tastes and con genial manners there are conditions of exia- witlun reach of every one who will seek.them resources of happiness lost lo thousands, because a wrong direction is given to their tastes and energies, and they roam about in pursuit of happiness, which they might create in rich enjoyment at home.. This is no ro mantic, visionary picture it is a sober, ac cessible possibility, such aa even now under the pressure nf many adverse circumstances, is realised iu the houses of not a few working men, who have ltarned the art of extracting competence from narrow means, and maintain ing genuine rekpeciibility in humble stations, T7""Vhy does father call mother honey V astod aboy of hi elder brother. "Cant think 'cept its because she has such a large earns in her head." ,' PAre you a Christian Indian?" asked it gentlema u of one of the Cata ragus tr'be. 'No I whisky Injun," wag the reply, i." ICTWby was Noah a bad mouserf Give it pf Because he waa forty days and font nights before he found ary tat (Aryrit.) Cijr grrcarrat It published every Thsriiay worrrlej.ia tie oom immediately over the Pott Office, Wia Street, Eaton, Ohio, at the follow ing ratal : $1 60 persnnum, in advance. $2 00 if notpaid withiatbe yer, aa'd 2 50 altertheyear haiexpired. -,-Tbeserateswill btrigidJy eafotced, , No paper discontinued latil all aireiiigfa re paid, unless at Ibe option of lit publisher GTAllcomraunicationsaddressedto the tit tors moat be sect free of pottage' lo tutuit a. . tention. JTNo communication inserted,' nnleit it. ompanied by a responsible name. BILL JINKINS'S TROUBLES ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF HIS MARRIAGE. Bill Jmkins was a very modest man; and although he had mingled with the world at barbecues, shooting-mstches, bar-rooms, and at many of tha tt cetera places where men ma occas onally be found yet he was modest, very whenever placed in the company of la dies. He trembled when a pretty girt would speak to him, and felt like a culprit at tho stand when he was called upon to "see Min So-and-so home." Bill could never account for this singular timidity. He would ling, ivim, euu u ni wmi a roxer among men, but a petticoat would unnerve him instantly- Lucy Ann Liggons, a young widow, bar) "set her cap" for Bill, and was determined to "head him or die." Bill, to tell the truth, loved Lucy, and was as miserable out of ber company as he was timid in it but as to "non. ping the question," that wa impossible.. l-jcy knit purses, hemmed handkerchief!, worked shirt bosoms, and gave them to Jinkins, is well as several gold lings, but still Bill "would not propose." Lucy declared to btra repeatedly that she loved bim, and was miser able when he was absent from her, and her , "! ' "I" poo Mini tiappiness in me depended upon being hit wn3 our. Din was aumo. At last Lucy was 'ht.Ae,s.hoJu!'1 "he,,f thunder " "r" "1 "l KM K0 P- inilnarv Unit tak An hrr n.rt .ff-i. ,..i,. ir-i "m.uiiW atelv said, "Billy, my dear, when are you going to ask me to marry you, for 1 want to get my drew ready." Hill fainted on the spot, and hartshorn and water were applied for half an hour before ha was finally restored. "Whar has been the matter, alias Lucy?" "Oh. nothing much; you fainted when you were about to usk me to marry you but I told you yes and oh how happy we w.ll be when we Bre married! I will love you so dearly.and, as you said next Tuesday, why I am willing the wedding slioul t bs then my dear Billy, how 1 do love you .'" "I om willing. Miss Lucy," was all that Jinhins could articulate, while Lucy almost kissed him into fits. What a glorious -victory. Here we ought to it"p, but justice to our narrative requires that we should proceed to the finale. The "next Tuesday" bad come, and Jinkina was trembling at the approach of evening something seemed to harrow up his mind, and to no friend even would he communicate his deep distress. "You are pot afrnid,.certainly, to go up and get married why, to marry such a beautiful, charming and intellectual being as Mrs. Lig gons, 1 should wish that time would fly like news upon tne leiegraptume. Ubeerup.Jiq, IUMia UliCCI Lift "Uh," re'pl,eri."''vbu don't Ynoi C,.t distresses me. I can go un and net married that is easy enough, hut there ia something I know it I feel it there is one thin I mm satisfied I never will be able todo,unles &,ueji win os:isi rue. "Explain yourself," replied hia friend, "and if I can with propriety I will endeavor tn r4n. der you comfortable. But Jinkins could not exnlain he dureo" not it was his timidity he saw the Rubicon bs- tore mm, and he knew he conld not pass it but he was determined to get married and trust to luck and Lucy. The ii'ght came and they were married . All were merry i the launh. the chaL thennr. and th dance, made up a lively ptrty until midnight they commenced to disperse, and at one o'clock Bill Jinkins was left "solitary and alone" in the ball. Lucy Ann had retired, and her biidesmaids were off in a distant room. Kill J m kins' waiters and friends had gone home with the ladies. Bili was now at the point where bethought his firmness would fail bim. His situation was a peculiar one. Ha was not certain which wis Lucy Ann's room. although be had been toldand even had bs Known r.e couiu not go to it. The watchman cried "past two o'clock.' and yet Jenkins was still alone end apparent ly engaged in perusing an old almanac, which, by chance had been left in his coal pooket. An old female darkey, who resided in the fam ily, had been prevailed upon by the ladies, who noticed Jinkins' bash fulness, to show him Ins bed-rocm, and she accordingly introduced hers. if to him in as modest a style as aba well could. "Mr. Jenkins," said she. "it's nait two o'clock." Oh, yes I kno'v it I'm eoins home in a few minutes. Old woman, where is my hat?" "It's in Miss Lucy's room, sir vou can get it there if you'll go in. Jit- Jinkins. whv don't you go in? Miss Lncy is there waiting ior yuu uou i oe so moucsi tne ladies will laugh at you. Come with me, and I'll how you the room, for 1 want to put out the lights, iock up ine nouse, ano go io bed." The old woman seized hold of Jinkins and pulled bim along until she got out of the ball, and his gaze was fixed for a moment upon tho entry door but she was determined to put him into Lucy's room, and after violent efforts succeeded. There be stood with the knob of the door in his hand but the old darkey had been smart enough to lock the door outside. Lucy pretended for some time to be asleep; but that sort of gammon would not answer at last she said: "My dear Billy what is the matter?" "1 want my tint!" screamed Jinkins; and Lucy, knowing his modesty, leaned out of bed. and and after caressing bim for soma lime, Hilly went to bed with his clothes snd boots on and trembled till morning. How jinkins subsequently managed "mat ters. and things in general," can be known bf application to his dear Lucy Ann. Reader, strnmre aa it mav appear, ibere ara Jinkinses all over the world; but the free -ma sonry of wedded life draws the curtain before the eyes of the unitized. Going to bed on the first night after marriage must be among the most delicate situations in life. Ask yout married neighbor how it was with himl W bare no experience, exactly in that wiy! Westward Ho We hear that company from the Stilt of Maine, have recently purchased 40,000 acres of .'and in Wisconsin,. for the purpose of cul tivation snd improvements, and pay fire "dol lars per acre, or $200,000. This tract of land is principally in Grant connly, it waa entered in 1S36, by a son of the Earl of Bute who . is nnw British Consul in, Egypt. The immigra. t)op into this new Stale is not very great. The whealfields are standing up thick and strong, in toroe plaoes even with Ihe fences, and looks well. It is predicted that ana more good crop of whest, even at one dollar a bushel. snd Wiscon in will he the wesitrnesi ataie ia the Union, in proportion lo her popuialioa.- Belfast, Me., Free Press. JTTo prevent dogs from killing sheep, ent their beads off btfo they can run about, ,